Nikki DeLoach Interview
Star of “A Dream of Christmas” Nikki DeLoach stops by to talk about her new movie which premieres Saturday, December 3rd at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel. The actress talks about the similarities she shares with her character in the film, and the special connection she made with one of the crew members. Nikki shares a clip from the film where her character Penny meets her own personal angel played by the legendary Cindy Williams. Nikki’s son was excited to visit her on the set of the movie and also loved seeing the animals at the Winnipeg Zoo.
Tune in to the premiere of “A Dream of Christmas” on Hallmark Channel!
Along with co-hosting the show with Kym Douglas, Dylan Neal is in the Home & Family kitchen prepping a warm and comforting dessert featuring blackberries! The actor stars in the Hallmark Channel original movie, “Looks Like Christmas” which premieres Sunday, December 4th at 8/7c. He goes on to share details about his family’s plans for the holiday season which includes downtime with his loved ones and taking it easy.
Follow Dylan on Twitter @DylanJNeal
Beauty Gift Sets
Kym Douglas is excited to share fun and seasonal beauty gift sets with the audience! She researched sets with great value that let you sample several products at smaller sizes.
Featured sets include:
Jo Malone Christmas Cracker, Jo Malone, $45
First Aid Beauty, Fab Beatique, Sephora, $48
Benefit, Girls Gone Wow, Macy’s.com, $46
Get more great tips from Kym at Twitter @KymDouglas
Jaclyn Smith Interview
Actress and entrepreneur Jaclyn Smith sits down with Kym and Dylan to talk about her family’s holiday traditions and share a decorative Christmas Tablescape. As a child, she slept underneath the Christmas tree alongside her brother. The actress is celebrating her 30th year in partnership with Kmart, and brings some of her decorating tips to the Christmas dining table. She advises to start with a focal point in the center of the table, and to incorporate greenery around candles. Other ideas include filling cylinders with candy, pinecones or nuts and using stockings as alternatives to table place cards.
DIY 3D Pop Up Card Photo Booth
Get ready with your glue gun! DIY Experts Orly Shani and Paige Hemmis team up to create a festive photo booth for your holiday parties. Paige and Orly team up to show you how easy it is to create a fun and elaborate photo booth using just a few simple materials including foam core, spray paint and duck tape!
Taiwanese Nights Market Popcorn Chicken
Chef. TV personality and author Aida Mollenkamp is in the kitchen! First she talks about her website and travel guide which focuses around food and recipes in exciting locales. Today, Aida is preparing an easy dinner dish featuring Chinese 5 Spice powder. For ultimate flavor, marinate the chicken overnight! Other tips include cooking the chicken until it is golden brown, and using paper towels to smack up the extra grease.
Get more recipes and ideas from Chef Aida at SaltandWind.com
Square Frosted Pine Cone Wreaths
Floral designer Amy Marella joins the show to present a unique and natural wreath for your holiday decorations. Amy shows off several varying designs, and then explains the how-to process for the pine cone wreath. The DIY cost is $150 but can be less if you source items from your backyard and building materials from your garage!
Get more floral ideas from Amy at HiddenGardenFlowers.com
Hallmark Baby’s First Christmas
Kristin Smith and Orly Shani share their inspiration for celebrating baby during the Christmas holidays. Ideas include a stocking hook from a wrapped craft box, and DIY stockings made out of baby blankets!
Find fabulous ornaments and personalized books for Baby's First Christmas at Hallmark.com/HolidayBaby
Get DIY information at Pinterest.com/HomeandFamilyTV
Make Your Holiday Produce Last
Sophie Uliano loves winter produce and has great advice for helping your veggies to stay fresh as long as possible! Tips include storing onions in a cool, dry and well-ventilated area. Additionall, you can preserve herbs like rosemary, sage, thyme and oregano in oil in the freezer. To preserve kale, blend it up with some coconut water and then freeze in large silicone ice cube blocks to add into smoothies.
Get more information from Sophie at her website: SophieUliano.com